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Corporate Karma

MONDAY, 11AM, BBC RADIO 4 ***

Jolyon Jenkins hears how yoga has become big business, with the spiritual element turned into a selling feature.

The Essay: Wild Things

MONDAY, 11PM, BBC RADIO 3 ****

Sir Edwin Landseer painted Monarch Of The Glen for the House of Lords, but Parliament refused to cough up the [pounds sterling]150 fee, and the picture ended up as a whisky label. In the first of a five-part series on wild animals, Ruth Padel weaves together natural history facts with art and literature.

The Call

TUESDAY, 9.30AM, BBC RADIO 4 ****

Alice Brooking booked into a hotel near Charles de Gaulle airport, and decided to phone her sister. That call saved her life. While she was on the phone, an Air France Concorde ploughed into the hotel, and Alice survived. She recalls that day in the first of a five-part series on lifechanging phone calls.

The Secret History Of Social Networking

WEDNESDAY, 11AM, BBC RADIO 4 ***

Last week, Rory Cellan-Jones began this three-week series with a look at the hippy origins of computer-based social networking. …